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Verolme UTP Maintenance

No Solar Energy without Polysilicon

Success Story | Netherlands

Verolme® Special Equipment (VSE), is an important supplier of reactors for the polysilicon sector which produces the raw material for the solar and electronics industry worldwide. The thick-walled reactor shells are welded with the hot wire GTAW process using UTP A 2133 Mn welding wire which has an optimized chemical composition and an ultra-clean surface finish optimized for this process

Worldwide success with customized manufacturing

Success Story | Switzerland

Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG – Competence centre for flow measurement technology. The flow measurement appliances developed and produced by this Swiss company based in Reinach set the standard worldwide. voestalpine Böhler Welding is the ideal partner for its welding consumables.

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Far-reaching Success

Success Story | St. Stefan

The longest distribution boom of a SCHWING concrete pump, mounted on a lorry, reaches an incredible 61 metres. One can imagine the forces that it must withstand when the concrete is pumped up. This requires the greatest expertise in lightweight, high-strength steel and the production of „high-end products“. voestalpine Böhler Welding is a reliable partner.

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service.performance.strength.

Success Story | Wels

120,000 products with new ones added every day. Kellner & Kunz, as a dealership, however, not only sets the standards for tools and fastening technology in which voestalpine Böhler Welding has been the partner in welding consumables for decades. The company generates 60% of its total revenue with services for industrial customers, an impressive demonstration of its performance strength in this area.

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The best connection

Success Story | Germany

Only suppliers regarded as particularly competent, quick, and flexible in their markets can successfully function as an interface between manufacturer and end user over the long term. As both a trading company and service provider, DSL Schweißtechnik practices this clear philosophy. And is supported by its partner voestalpine Böhler Welding.

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Kaprun

Success Story | Austria

Replacement of a penstock for the Kaprun pumped storage plant in Austria: 3 pipe segments with lengths of 2 meters were prefabricated in the workshop (2 seams SAW welded). On site, the installation was carried out using the TIG-hot wire process. The transmission line to the turbine has a length of 25 meters, and the bifurcator a length of 38 meters. The total length of the penstock, consisting of 4 lines, is 8.9 km, whereof 7.7 km are installed in the cavern.

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Polskie LNG/Dalian LNG/Gorgon-Barrow Island LNG

Success Story | Poland/China/Australia

Components: 9% Ni Steel LNG-tanks

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Jamnagar Refinery

Success Story | India

This FCC regenartor was the world’s heaviest FCC regenarator, approx. 1,200 MT, including internals

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Mina-Al-Ahmadi Hydroprocessing Reactors

Success Story | Kuwait

22 hydrotreating and hydrocracking reactors up to 1450 MT in weight, each CrMo2 and CrMo 22V

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Designs according to RCC-M code

Success Story | France/Finland/China/Brazil/South Korea

Components: reactor pressure vessel, reactor vessel internals, steam generator, piping, coolant pump, pressurizer

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Westinghouse AP 1000®-design (according to ASME III) and Chinese CAP-1400-design

Success Story | China

Components: Reactor pressure vessel, steam generator, pressurizer, core make-up tank, accumulator, piping, pump casing, boron injection tank

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Wikinger Windpark

Success Story | Denmark

Big – bigger – the biggest: The seamless flux cored wire from the Böhler Welding group was used for one of the most impressive offshore wind farms in history. Seventy wind turbines have been installed in the German Baltic Sea, making this the largest such project worldwide.

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Francis Turbine Guri II

Success Story | Venezuela

The complete range of products for SMAW, GTAW, GMAW and SAW using Böhler Welding consumables means safe and trouble-free plant operation. Efficient welding solutions are provided with flux- and metal-cored wires. Numerous references for the construction of penstocks for pumped storage hydro power plants demonstrate our dedication to the hydropower industry. Penstocks and bifurcated pipes as high-tech components call for engineering expertise and first-class materials.

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Pelton runner fabrication Andritz Hydro Switzerland

Success Story | Switzerland

For decades, Andritz Hydro in Switzerland have used Böhler 13/4-IG and 13/4 MC wire for the manufacturing of their pelton turbines. The speciality behind this process is the method with which they form the buckets on the wheel using pure weld metal.

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South Korean Nuclear Power plants - Steam-Generators

Success Story | South Korea

Project:
- South Korean OPR 1000 design (according to ASME III): Shin-Kori 1&2, Shin-Wolsong 1&2, Ulchin 3&4, Yongwang 5&6, Ulchin 5&6
- South Korean APR-1400-design (according to ASME III): Shin Kori 3&4, Shin Ulchin 1

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Sabine Pass Reverse Train Project

Success Story | USA

Components in a liquefaction train   

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Liquid Ethylene Gas tanker construction

Success Story | China/Germany

Building of bilobe tanks in 5% Ni-steel.

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A Report on Roller Arcing

Success Story | India

Extracting juice from sugar cane to make sugar involves squeezing shredded cane between large rotating rollers. Grooving of the cast iron roller surfaces and subsequent arcing of the teeth profile with globules of hard and highly durable metal improves juice extraction and prevents slippage of the shredded cane during crushing. voestalpine Böhler Welding is the reliable supplier of the welding metal used for arcing.

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Partner with Personality

Success Story | Vorarlberg

Haberkorn is Austria’s largest technical dealer for industry and construction. The portfolio of the company incredibly includes 180,000 items, from drive elements and worker protection to roller bearings, and is internationally successful with 30 locations in Central and Eastern Europe. Vorarlberg concentrates on the area of welding technology and accessories. Personal proximity with the best advice and support are an important success factor and a real concern of the dedicated teams. The customers in the region appreciate this.

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The Best Advice, Delivered Quickly

Success Story | Ennsdorf bei Enns

EISEN NEUMÜLLER – steel trading and disposal
Speed in every respect is a hallmark of EISEN NEUMÜLLER. The dynamic family company added welding consumables to its portfolio a few years ago and has been one of the most important merchant partners of voestalpine Böhler Welding in Austria.

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Successful with Sustainability

Success Story | Buchs

Hitachi Zosen KRB AG – the specialist for waste-fueled power plants
Waste-fueled power plants conserve our resources, transforming waste into energy. The pressure vessels and machine components of the Swiss quality company manufactured at the company headquarters in Buchs make an important contribution to the sustainable and long-term supply of energy. Because revision and repair of these systems are the core competence of Hitachi Zosen KRB. voestalpine Böhler Welding is an enduring partner here.

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Customer-Oriented in Every Respect

Success Story | Graz, Vienna

ZULTNER – Wholesaler and Platinum Partner of voestalpine Böhler Welding. Stainless steel, aluminum, non-ferrous metals and semi-finished products, piping systems, metal systems, solutions for metalworking and, of course, welding technology – the consulting expertise of Zultner, one of the leading distributors in Austria, is just as comprehensive as its portfolio.

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RWE Power AG / BoA 2&3 in Neurath

Success Story | Germany

The two 1.100MW lignite-fired units (Block F and G), also known as BoA 2 and 3 (Braunkohlekraftwerk mit optimierter Anlagentechnik), were built in 2012 which is the most modern of its kind in the world. The new units were engineered and constructed by Alstom, Hitachi Power Europe and GEA and have a net efficiency of approx. 45%.

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